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The Economic Trends documents contain timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. These documents are usually published at the end of the month.
Economic Trends (March 2012 to current)
- Note: The "InFocus" section was previously included with Economic Trends. From May 2019 on, this has continued as a separate document: Economic Spotlights (see below).
|Alberta Activity Index (y/y growth)||March||-1.1%||-3.3 p.p.|
|Unemployment Rate||April||6.7%||0.0 p.p.|
|CPI Inflation (unadjusted)||April||2.2%||-0.1 p.p.|
|Retail Sales||March||$6.9 B||+2.1%|
|Housing Starts (annualized)||April||26,012||-11.5%|
|Rigs Drilling (unadjusted)||April||51||+36.3%|
|Manufacturing Shipments||March||$6.5 B||+3.7%|
|Exports (unadjusted)||March||$10.3 B||+12.1%|
These newsletters focus on a particular theme related to the Alberta economy.
The most recent Economic Spotlight was published in May 2019.
Economic Spotlights (2000 to current)
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Contact for Economic Trends
Catherine Rothrock, Chief Economist and Executive Director
Economics and Revenue Forecasting
Alberta Treasury Board and Finance
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)